There is a growing sense in Beijing that we are at the beginning of a new Cold War.
That means that pressure from America is only going to intensify,according to several scholars from the Central Party School, writing in today’s People’s Daily.
They say that’s exactly what happened to the US when it started to challenge the UK in the late nineteenth century.
“Being held down is a ‘difficulty’ that all rising powers must go through.”But nobody need panic:“China has the confidence and the ability to surmont this ‘difficulty.’”The one thing that China must not do is bend to US pressure:“We cannot…abandon Reform and Opening, nor can we change the correct orientation of Reform and Opening because of outside pressure, including the trade friction that America has provoked."“[We cannot] change something because somebody tells us to change something, or abandon something because someone tells us to abandon something.”
Get smart: Anti-American sentiment is rising in Beijing. That’s going to make it harder for Chinese officials to find common ground with their US counterparts.
People's Daily: 风物长宜放眼量——从强国兴衰规律看我国面临的外部挑战